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2012-07-23 10:19:40 AM
I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?
 
2012-07-23 10:19:40 AM
I am ashamed to live in the same universe as these nutjobs, let alone the same state.
 
2012-07-23 10:20:27 AM
How long before someone makes a reference to the girl in shorts and boots in the picture and "wall of love"?
 
2012-07-23 10:20:49 AM
You'd think one of those white politically active college lunatics could do us a favor and attack these guys for once.
 
2012-07-23 10:21:13 AM
What are they going to picket if someone shoots up their inbred little church?

/notthatimsuggestingthat
 
2012-07-23 10:21:20 AM
westboro babzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..... ohh sorry I fell asleep
 
2012-07-23 10:22:14 AM

Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?


They do it for two reasons.

90% is so they can sue like mad if anyone tries to stop them. They are professionals at this. Every tragedy is a money making opportunity for them.

10% of is because they are insane religious idiots.
 
2012-07-23 10:23:14 AM
I'd like to see a "Super Beatdown" in return...
 
2012-07-23 10:24:15 AM
These guys have become the best IRL trolls ever. I'm almost starting to like them.
 
2012-07-23 10:24:39 AM

Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?


Pretty much.

At this point, they may sa well carry signs that have the words "STOP IGNORING US!!!" in really big letters.
 
2012-07-23 10:24:51 AM

Moonraper: Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?


Heh, where, exactly have you been for the past five years?
 
2012-07-23 10:25:12 AM
Dear Media,

Please stop feeding the trolls.

Sincerely,

Everyone
 
2012-07-23 10:25:12 AM

randomjsa: Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?

They do it for two reasons.

90% is so they can sue like mad if anyone tries to stop them. They are professionals at this. Every tragedy is a money making opportunity for them.

10% of is because they are insane religious idiots.


I choose to believe (glass is half full!) that at least 1% of it is their reminding the nation what it truly means to have a right to free speech.
 
2012-07-23 10:25:50 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Dear Media,
Please stop feeding the trolls.
Sincerely,
Everyone


Also, this.

/Nice simulpost!
 
2012-07-23 10:26:05 AM
God really needs to hire new P.R. people.
 
2012-07-23 10:26:06 AM

mytdawg: What are they going to picket if someone shoots up their inbred little church?

/notthatimsuggestingthat


They would just sue the pants off of whoever did the shooting. It would be completely counterproductive. The best strategy is what happened in Columbia and College Station recently: get a ton of people to create a human wall around the event with their backs to the nutjobs.
 
2012-07-23 10:26:08 AM
Won't someone please step forward to beat the fark out of those idiots?
 
2012-07-23 10:27:12 AM
Are there any legal precedents for some form of a mob action that was labeled as temporary insanity? I'm wondering if at some point due to the large group trauma and shared pain that something like this wont make the crowd just go nuts and tear these people apart. At an individual funeral it might not be so bad but I would imagine the residents, family, friends and others of Aurora might not control their rage as well as one family and friends might. Imagine someone on the stand "I'm not sure what happened. Everyone ran towards the Westoboro people. I was scared, I couldn't focus, I had some image of what happened in that theater happening again and I wanted to stop it. I couldn't think and I blacked out. I remember coming back to myself as me and the girl that works over at the HotDog on a Stick where tearing a Westboro person in half by the arms" *sobs*

/not guilty
 
2012-07-23 10:27:13 AM
brightcove.vo.llnwd.net
 
2012-07-23 10:27:20 AM
Saying "Thank God for the Shooter" might seem ironically prescient if some unknown gunman were to snap and unload on the Phelps clan.

He/She might even say "You're welcome!".
 
2012-07-23 10:27:35 AM
That's an impressive amount of asshattery, even for them.
 
2012-07-23 10:27:36 AM

Half Right: /Nice simulpost!


My first simulpost. This is a very special moment - thank you for sharing it with me.
 
2012-07-23 10:27:58 AM

Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?


Protesting/suing as business model. They are basically parasites on society - not providing anything to the host but relying on the host (i.e. the legal system) for survival.
 
2012-07-23 10:28:04 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Dear Media,

Please stop feeding the trolls.

Sincerely,

Everyone


THIS
 
2012-07-23 10:28:13 AM
People who can't spell?
 
2012-07-23 10:28:47 AM

Half Right: randomjsa: Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?

They do it for two reasons.

90% is so they can sue like mad if anyone tries to stop them. They are professionals at this. Every tragedy is a money making opportunity for them.

10% of is because they are insane religious idiots.

I choose to believe (glass is half full!) that at least 1% of it is their reminding the nation what it truly means to have a right to free speech.


Maybe they think they're doing similar work to the prophet Jonah? I struggle to see what they're getting at. Their point seems to be "The US is a wicked nation and God is punishing it... but from within".

Historically, wicked nations were carried off into slavery, so we'll see.
 
2012-07-23 10:28:50 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Half Right: /Nice simulpost!

My first simulpost. This is a very special moment - thank you for sharing it with me.


I think it's pretty impressive that we've already had three simulposts in the first twenty comments.
 
2012-07-23 10:29:19 AM
Fred Phelps. The trolliest roller of them all.
 
2012-07-23 10:30:15 AM
The best strategy is what happened in Columbia and College Station recently: get a ton of people to create a human wall around the event with their backs to the nutjobs.

Well a human wall happened in Columbia, College Station was more of a sub-human wall.
 
2012-07-23 10:30:55 AM

mytdawg: What are they going to picket if someone shoots up their inbred little church?

/notthatimsuggestingthat


Someone's at your door.
 
2012-07-23 10:32:35 AM
Get a brain, villans!
 
2012-07-23 10:32:42 AM

mytdawg: What are they going to picket if someone shoots up their inbred little church?

/notthatimsuggestingthat


You know, I thought the same thing after reading the article.

/Turn about is fair play?
 
2012-07-23 10:32:49 AM
Attention crazy, disaffected, disgruntled, gun-owning sociopaths:

Hi. How's it going? I know you've got a busy day oiling your gun and updating that collage pinned to your wall of "EVIL PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO PAY" and it's just about time to start your "I am the Angel of Death; the Time of Purification is at hand" chanting ritual, so I'll make this real brief. Could you do us all a huuuuge favor, and instead of shooting up that movie theater, shopping mall, classroom, daycare, or public transportation, could you be a dear and head on over to the nearest Westboro protest and wipe them all out? This could really be a win-win for you and society. I know you think that theater full of capitalist swine/classroom full of bullies/daycare of future whores/bus full of Reptoids SEEMS like a good target, and the voice in your head are telling you they have to die, but you know how this ends. Stupid society just fixates on the the "innocent" (but you know better!) people you killed, and they completely ignore the totally sane and very lucid reason you had for getting all shooty. Well, here's a chance to change all that. Wipe out these Westboro twats, and yes there'll be some hand-wringing and tears, but on the whole people really aren't going to care. You're unlikely to be gunned down by the cops, who will probably just languidly observe it and maybe give a half-hearted, "wait, no, stop, don't do it." You'll probably go to a mental institution instead of jail, and I hear the pudding there is absolutely delicious. You may find yourself hailed as a hero by many, and in the end isn't that what you really want?

So please give this some careful consideration before you climb up in that clock tower and start weeding out undergrads or whatever it is you're planning.

Thanks very much!
 
2012-07-23 10:33:22 AM

GibbyTheMole: God really needs to hire new P.R. people.


Must be why God always needs money.
 
2012-07-23 10:34:06 AM

Sir Digby: How long before someone makes a reference to the girl in shorts and boots in the picture and "wall of love"?


Oklahoma Uggs
 
2012-07-23 10:34:22 AM
And in other news, people are still surprised that the WBC does this kind of thing.
 
2012-07-23 10:35:02 AM
People still react to these AWs? Is it really that easy?

Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?


That's been the point the whole time.
 
2012-07-23 10:35:37 AM

star_topology: mytdawg: What are they going to picket if someone shoots up their inbred little church?

/notthatimsuggestingthat

Someone's at your door.


Sad thing is it's likely that joking about inciting violence against twits is more illegal than whatever the hell it is Westboro does.
 
2012-07-23 10:35:38 AM
I'm waiting for a guy in a mask with a bat going apeshiat on these people, then quickly disappearing so they don't know who to sue.


/ "so that's how that feels"
 
2012-07-23 10:37:26 AM
the leader of this church used to be an ACLU lawyer. He makes an absurdity with this church. I am not sure if he trolls the public so hard to provoke thought or if he and his kin generally believe this shiat.

The contributions from those that do believe in this absurdity along with the lawsuits for violations of their "rights" I am sure help inspire their faith though.
 
2012-07-23 10:37:53 AM

Dull Cow Eyes: I'm waiting for a guy in a mask with a bat going apeshiat on these people, then quickly disappearing so they don't know who to sue.


/ "so that's how that feels"


Bruce Wayne's latest invention: The Batbat.
 
2012-07-23 10:38:12 AM
You. Are. ALL. Being. TROLLED. By. Them.

This is not a church speaking out a message of hate. This is a family of lawyers and paralegals well known for frivolous litigation, who are VERY good at walking the fine line between provocation and free speech. These people are scam artists. They no more believe their own message than you or I. Their entire MO is to go into towns after tragedy, attention whore up media attention through blackmail or actual protest, and hope to be assaulted at some point by the locals, at which point they file lawsuits with EVERYONE involved, even down to the police for failing to protect them.

The best possible thing you can do to these people is IGNORE them. Their scam only works if they get attention.
 
2012-07-23 10:38:46 AM
i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-23 10:38:53 AM

Dull Cow Eyes: I'm waiting for a guy in a mask with a bat going apeshiat on these people, then quickly disappearing so they don't know who to sue.


The city/town they're in for not protecting them properly. Or if that's not possible then someone will get sued no doubt. They have things planned for such an eventuality I'm sure
 
2012-07-23 10:39:00 AM
My high school friend and her half-sister were murdered about two weeks ago back home in Kansas City. Those assholes decided that the beating and smothering of two young mothers by a meth head was a good reason to protest.

I went to the memorial service. I never did see them, but there was a line of people about half a mile long in the small town where the service was being held. I don't even remember seeing the WBC animals, but I did see a few hundred people turning out to shout them down, with signs like "WBC LOVES ANAL", which gave me a good chuckle.

Same thing happened here in Columbia yesterday. A soldier my age was killed in Afghanistan and had his service. Hundreds showed up to make sure that the WBC wasn't seen or heard by the family. It shows you the darkest and lightest sides of humanity. I could tell from an on-site interview of the WBC yesterday in Columbia that they're running out of steam. They were asking the DJ why they were blocking their protest and sounded weak-willed. We're close to winning the battle over these trolls.

That being said, if I die, I expect you all to beat those people with their own picket signs if they show up at my funeral.
 
2012-07-23 10:39:03 AM
Fred Phelps is looking for a Lazarus Pit.
 
2012-07-23 10:39:39 AM
What if the WBC held a protest and the media and everyone else completely ignored them? Their tired trolling is neither shocking, or even remotely interesting any more.
 
2012-07-23 10:39:52 AM
I bet most cops would turn and look the other way if you were to just publicly gang rape the Phelps Clan in broad daylight at one of those protests. Then they would have to hate and kill themselves.
 
2012-07-23 10:40:32 AM

robbiex0r: Half Right: randomjsa: Moonraper: I don't even get what those maniacs are protesting. Have they gotten to the point where they protest just for the sake of protesting?

They do it for two reasons.

90% is so they can sue like mad if anyone tries to stop them. They are professionals at this. Every tragedy is a money making opportunity for them.

10% of is because they are insane religious idiots.

I choose to believe (glass is half full!) that at least 1% of it is their reminding the nation what it truly means to have a right to free speech.

Maybe they think they're doing similar work to the prophet Jonah? I struggle to see what they're getting at. Their point seems to be "The US is a wicked nation and God is punishing it... but from within".

Historically, wicked nations were carried off into slavery, so we'll see.


cool maybe we should take away their citizenship and send them somewhere more friendly like afghanistan or Iraq, ..
 
2012-07-23 10:40:41 AM
I can't wait to hear that the Westboro Baptist Church is planning on protesting the Republican Convention. Will they build the wall in front of them or behind them?
 
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